Dark was the night
That that filled his life
To much historical suffering
To much use of alcohol and drugs
To suppress the abuse
To help him cope with his issues.
In this dark place
He came face to face with death
And did not fear it
Did not fear taking a last breath
And fading away
People commit suicide everyday
And yet somehow we don’t notice
Because some say they don’t let us in
But those who are most closed to us
Are the ones we should be worrying most about
Sometimes we have to pry to get the truth out
Before it’s too late and they die
Because of issues that they can’t see a way out of
And maybe it’s because of people they have lost
Another light goes out
And we all feel so helpless
Why do people lose so much hope?
Why do people end up in such despair?
What more can we do try to repair
The problems that these people have
It could be you or me
We need to find some answers
To help them release the anguish
So that they can roll the darkness back
See a glint of light
See a little ray of hope
That may just get them through
And see the truth
That they are surrounded by people who love and need them
And that’s so true.
It so hard to know what it is that we can do
But if we do not find answers
Many more good people we will lose.
Dedicated to the memory of
Chester Bennington of Linkin Park
Massive loss to music and the arts.
Thoughts to him and his family.